Thursday, 31 December 2020

Bavarian Chevauleger - Perry 28mm

 Last post for 2020, Bavarian Chevauleger. Also from Perry.




The two units are one from 1809 eara, and one from later. The only real difference apart from the pose of the command figures, is the silver and blue sash the 1809 era officer is wearing. This was discarded later for French style officer kit. However, I imagine some Bavarian officers might have kept it and nice to have the variation! Here's the 1809 unit.



As for the Bavarian Dragoons, much painful dog toothing of saddlecloths on these units! Many manufacturers have these included on the sculpt which makes painting theme easier, but these had to be done freehand, and around the front of the saddle blanket on Chevauleger also.




And a few pics of the later unit, and officer without the sash.



Glad to have these finished off! Best wishes to you all, and may 2021 be less plague ridden!

16 comments:

  1. Lovely stuff again Mark. As you mention, I was thinking about some other houndstooth patterns I have done where the manufacturer has created a triangle pattern which does make it far easier to follow, so doing it without this would be an exercise in patience. All the best for 2021.

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    1. Yes patience is correct, about 10-12 hours worth! Thanks again Lawrence, take care! :)

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  2. Very impressive cavalry force!

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  3. Your Chevau-Legers are superb, Mark!

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  4. Mark, you are a painting machine! Your Bavarians are a handsome lot.

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  5. I have 24 if these in a box awaiting paint. Nice to have some excellent inspiration go give me the motivation.
    Many thanks 🙂

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  6. Such 'clean', fine painting as always Mark. Particularly impressive is your neat work of those tricky edges of the shabraques.
    Regards, James

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    1. Thank you James! Yes I prefer ones where the detail is molded in as a guide :)

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  7. Splendid looking chevauleger! Very similar and a lovely finish!
    Best Iain

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  8. Thank you for sharing. The paint job is superb. I envy your skills.

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